There sits your dream house, surrounded by freshly mowed grass and a beautiful garden. But what is that unsightly thing on the edge of your landscape? It’s your well pump! Fortunately, there are relatively inexpensive well pump covers on the market to disguise the machinery. However, some homeowners take matters into their own hands. They bring out their tools and shovels in an attempt to hide the pump. But if you do this, you may wind up contacting a well drilling company for expensive repairs. Here are three things to remember when trying to hide your well pump in the Beaufort and Bluffton, SC area.
- Don’t plant trees right beside it – Planting trees right beside your well pump to cover it isn’t a good idea. That’s because the roots from trees, bushes, and shrubs can destroy your pipes. Trees can also block outside access to the pump, which can hinder maintenance. If you want to plant a tree near your pump, place it at least ten feet away. You’ll have the tree and keep your pipes away from danger.
- Never bury your well pump – Never try to cover your well head with soil. By burying your pump, you can possibly expose it and your well water to contaminants that are in the soil, including pesticides.
- Not using a fence – A fence doesn’t just provide protection for your well pump. You can also choose a style that’s to your liking in order to hide that unseemly well pump. Some states may even require a fence as apart of your well permit. Ask your well drilling company for the best type and size of fence for your well pump and landscape.
For more advice about taking care of your well pump, call a professional water well drilling company near you. Pinckney Well Drilling and Geothermal serves Charleston, Walterboro, Beaufort, Bluffton, and surrounding areas of the South Carolina Lowcountry. Let us keep your well working as it should!